Skip to comments.Historical Breakthrough-Proof: Chester Arthur Concealed He Was A British Subject At Birth (Donofrio)
Posted on 12/06/2008 7:17:21 PM PST by STARWISE
[I have collaborated on this with my sister and historian Greg Dehler, author of "Chester Allan Arthur", Published by Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2006 ISBN 1600210791, 9781600210792 192 pages. ]
Ive been forwarded the actual naturalization record for William Arthur on microfiche, obtained from the Library of Congress. He was naturalized in New York State and became a United States citizen in August 1843.
Chester Arthur perpetrated a fraud as to his eligibility to be Vice President by spreading various lies about his parents heritage.
President Arthurs father, William Arthur, became a United States citizen in August 1843. But Chester Arthur was born in 1829. Therefore, he was a British Citizen by descent, and a dual citizen at birth, if not his whole life.
He wasnt a natural born citizen and he knew it.
Weve also uncovered many lies told by Chester Arthur to the press which kept this fact from public view when he ran for Vice President in 1880. Garfield won the election, became President in 1881, and was assassinated by a fanatical Chester Arthur supporter that same year.
How ironic that the allegations started by Arthur Hinman in his pamphlet entitled, How A British Subject Became President, have turned out to be true but not for the reason Hinman suggested.
Hinman alleged that Arthur was born in Ireland or Canada as a British subject. It was bunk.
Its been definitively established that Chester Arthur was born in Vermont. But Hinman turns out to be correct anyway since Chester Arthur was a British citizen/subject by virtue of his father not having naturalized as a United States citizen until Chester Arthur was almost 14 years old.
That means Chester Arthur was a British subject at the time of his birth.
Weve uncovered news clips exposing a thorough trail of lies, all of which served to obscure Chester Arthurs true history of having been born as a British citizen.
Chester Arthurs lies came during his Vice Presidential campaign in 1880. His fraudulent attempt to obfuscate family history provides context and evidence that in 1880 it was recognized that having been born as a British citizen would make one ineligible to be President or VP. His falsification of family history indicates he was aware of POTUS ineligibility.
Chester Arthur was in politics at the time of the 14th Amendments ratification. He was a lawyer and a politician while the 14th Amendment was being debated. It was ratified in 1867.
In that same year Chester Arthur rose to become chairperson of the Executive Committee of the State Republican Committee. He would have been fully cognizant of the natural born citizen issue and that should he ever run for POTUS or VP, problems could arise.
He would have known that if anybody found out his father naturalized after he was born, he could never be President or Vice President.
The definitive biography on Chester Arthur is Gentleman Boss by Thomas Reeves. Its an exhaustive reference.
Many of the blanks in Chester Arthurs legend were filled in by this book which utilized interviews with family members and authentic documents like the Arthur family Bible. It was a necessary work since old Chester Arthur was a very wily protector of his strange history. He burned all of his papers. (See page 2365.)
Gentleman Boss establishes, on page 4, that Chester Arthurs father William was born in Ireland, 1796, and emigrated to Canada in 1818 or 1819. His mother Malvina was born in Vermont and his parents eloped in Canada in 1821. They had their first child, Regina, in Dunham, Canada on March 8, 1822.
By no later than 1824, the Arthur family had moved to Burlington, Vermont. Their second child Jane was born there on March 14, 1824.
Chester Arthur was their fifth child, and he was born on October 5, 1829. Reeves established these facts (and the correct date of Chester Arthurs birth) from the Arthur family Bible.
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Please remove this thread.
So then he was an American citizen......or am I missing something here?
You must read the entire article.
keep this thread. more info posted, less need for link.
not sure what the point is, either way....however.
This is key.
I don’t really get his point....or else I’m too consumed with the Mavericks/Atlanta game to care.
If you are born in the U.S., are you not a natural citizen?
Only if you sign on with Donofrio's theory.
That’s usually the way it works down around Brownsville and McAllen.
Yes, you are missing something.
Allen’s birthplace made him an American AT birth, but he was not a citizen BY birth because his father was a British subject.
IOW, Allen was an American citizen, but he was not a natural born citizen and, therefore, was ineligible to be president.
I’m serious. If you are born in the US, are you automatically a natural-born citizen, regardless of the status of your parents?
Right as rain.
Birthplace determines citizenship by operation of law.
Parents’ citizenship determines citizenship by operation of nature.
A natural born citizen attained his American citizenship by descent from his parents (or, possibly, just his father).
That’s the argument.
This would ensure that the presidency was limited to those who were at least second-generation Americans.
According to the United States Constitution, yes.
According to Leo Donofrio, former attorney, amateur professional card-player, and plaintiff in the soon-to-be unceremoniously dismissed Donofrio v. Wells, maybe.